Hi, y'all! I hope everyone has had a good holiday season thus far.
Well, I did call the Mayo Transplant Center, where I am treated. I explained the problem with the drain and a doc called me back. He said the drain could probably come out, and if I wanted to come in that he could do it. I told him I thought I could do it myself. He laughed, but said okay...and that if I had any problems to call back. The only surprise was that there was about 6" of tubing in me! :o I thought there was only a half-inch or so, as that's all I could feel subQ. I had watched drains removed from me twice, so I knew the routine and had no problems. I used a panty shield over the drainage hole for a few hours, but then it stopped draining altogether. Everything is fine...I'm watching for infection, but it's healing over and the redness is diminishing. I feel so free now! I hated that thing. I'll see my P.A. on Thurs. and she can check the site then. I have no increased ascites...always seem to have a little, despite Lasix and Aldactone.
Shelly, I used an untold number of sanitary napkins--the full length--after I came home from the lobectomy. They really didn't leave the drain in long enough. I thought that thing would never stop draining!
Nausea has eased up, but I can't eat much at a time. I'm sticking mainly with soups.
We only had a little sunshine this past week. I got out on the balcony once and brushed my cats and soaked in some vit. D. It was 79 and cloudy yesterday and the same for today...then temp is forecast to drop to 22 on Wed. night! Yikes! That's N. FL for you. I lived in Miami for 10 years and really got tired of the constant heat and humidity. Up here, the weather is quite changeable.
Happy New Year, everyone! May it be a good and healthy one for all!
P.S. I just had one foot spasm last night.